Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum

Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum
Old Town Hall
GL54 5LJ



01242 609151

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Our police collection is a small part of the Simms Collection which was founded in 1953 by Ross Simms, (a local resident) while he was a serving police officer. Winchcombe’s Police Collection opened in 1983 in the Old Court Room of the Town Hall.

On display we have British and International police uniforms, caps, helmets, badges, truncheons, handcuffs and other equipment. Uniforms range from a rare 1835 “Peeler” in his tall stovepipe hat to the modern Cheltenham (USA) policeman.

We have uniforms from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Italy, New Zealand, Germany, USA, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and the former USSR.

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Opening hours

2 April to 31 October
Monday to Saturday
1000 to 1300
& 1400 to 1630
(closed 1300 to 1400)

Admission charges

Adult £1.50
Child & Student £1.00
Under 5 free
Senior Citizen £1.25
Family £4.00

A folk collection which deals with the fascinating history of Winchcombe and its people. A police collection including British and International uniforms and equipment both historic and modern. Family and local history folders and information.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Law and Order, Social History